Colonia is a great place to hang out and sip mate.
Super-relaxed. Lots of cafes and quiet streets to meander.
You’ll get bored quickly if you’re not skilled in the art of the chillax, but we managed to stick it out for 4 days. We originally had planned to make a loop around the country and check out the beaches and the interior, but we’ve got a few reasons to just get north.
Primarily, we’re out of season. I’m sure the beaches are fine, and the weather is stellar crispy fall fresca… just not ideal for beach-bumming. And, we’ve got to get moving north to Iguazu in a week to meet Angela’s mom. And, gas is $7.50 USD a gallon, so meandering is just a bit tougher on the wallet. Two of those would be manageable, but put together all three and we’ve decided to just head north.
Still, if we were only going to visit one town, I think we picked the best place in Uruguay. Before we left, we made sure to try a local delicacy – chivitio. Multiple steaks piled high with cheese and ham, then french fries and multiple eggs on top. They throw some greenery in there, but just dig down to the steaks…